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Bugti, Bhootani among contenders as search for Balochistan CM picks up

QUETTA: Following the resignation of Nawab Sanaullah Zehri as Balochistan Chief Minister after a no-trust motion against him, discussion within political circles to find his replacement has picked up. Zehri while accepting the advice of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his colleagues resigned from his position and submitted resignation to Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai on Tuesday afternoon, who forthwith accepted it. Following the resignation of the chief minister, the Balochistan government issued…

Sarfaraz Bugti thanks supporters, says next CM can be from any party

QUETTA: Former Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti on Tuesday said that new chief minister will be selected after mutual consultation, and will not necessarily belong to the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N). Addressing media after the resignation of Sanaullah Zehri as chief minister before a no-confidence motion could be moved agaisnt him, Bugti hailed the decision and said  Zehri has resigned based on democratic principles. "This is politics. We have no personal vendettas. Our relation with him (Zehri) is based on…

Sanaullah Zehri bows to pressure, resigns as Balochistan chief minister

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri has stepped down from his post following mounting pressure in the wake of no-trust motion against him in the provincial assembly. Moments before the decision was made public, former Balochistan minister Sarfraz Bugti had confirmed the resignation of Zehri in his tweet: "Alhumdulillah! CM Balochistan resigned." Alhumdulillah! CM #Balochistan resigned — Sarfraz Bugti (@PakSarfrazbugti) January 9, 2018 His tweet came at a time when Zehri was holding consultations…

Plot to kill Balochistan governor foiled, claims home minister

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti on Wednesday said that the security forces have foiled a plot to assassinate Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai by arresting two terror suspects. Addressing a press conference alongside DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema, he said the security forces acting in a timely manner have arrested two suspected terrorists who were planning to attack and kill Achakzai. Explosives-filled vests and illicit arms have been recovered from their possession, he added. The home…